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  • Blog Post: Day 27 - finding exercises post neck dissection

    Last night I decided to do some research into exercises to try and loosen up my neck as I am experiencing some tightness there. I'm also quite 'lumpy' along the scar and the skin is swollen and quite solid/ tight feeling. I found this leaflet from Mount Vernon which has some good exercises...
  • Blog Post: Good intensions...

    I never was a runner when I was small at school, I was okay at the hurdles, but at hockey I’m the fool, I can not hit a tennis ball to save my wayward life, Yet now I do my exercise, and satisfaction’s rife! With dry hair motivation, that comes with middle age, I’m...
  • Blog Post: My ramblings on preparing for Radiotherapy

    I have been thinking more and more recently that I never really wrote about my preparation for Radiotherapy Treatment. It might be useful to other people reading the blog and so I am going to add it now. In the run up to treatment starting ....... I tried to look after myself with a good diet and...
  • Blog Post: Making healthier lifestyle choices in 2014

    Community members often say that being diagnosed with cancer motivated them to make healthier choices, and the start of a new year is a time when many of us start to think about doing just that. Small changes can make a big difference to how you feel, and can help you cope with your symptoms and side...
  • Blog Post: Guest bloggers wanted to try a local walking group

    To celebrate our Walking for Health scheme, we’re looking for guest bloggers to try out an organised walk in their area, and then let the Community know how it went. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active. It’s free, you can do it almost anywhere and you can start with...
  • Blog Post: Getting active

    As we once again wave goodbye to the world’s best athletes following the Anniversary Games this July, it seems this year is becoming another one to remember for UK sport. Murray finally triumphed at Wimbledon, the Lions smashed their way to victory in Australia, cyclist Chris Froome followed Wiggins’s...
  • Blog Post: Physical activity webchat transcript

    Earlier this month, we held a live webchat all about physical activity and cancer. Matt Corder from the Active Luton project, who works with cancer patients to help them become more active, joined us live in the chatroom to answer your questions. Staying as active as you can manage during and after...
  • Blog Post: Guest blog: Doodlecat tests the Get Active, Feel Good DVD

    Community member Doodlecat has been testing out our brand new exercise to music DVD. She shares her experience of how the DVD helped her increase her activity levels. The Get Active, Feel Good exercise DVD is a low-level exercise to music programme designed for people living with or after cancer...
  • Blog Post: Last chemo done and dusted! 4th April 2013

    My sixth and last FEC chemo was on the 22nd April. The side effects hit me harder again this time, but here I am nearly two weeks on and I'm slowly recovering and I am feeling better each day. The sun is shining and that always makes you feel better! The hypnotherapy sessions to tackle my needle...
  • Blog Post: 4th March 2013

    Phew, the weeks are still whizzing by! I had chemo number 5 last Friday and thankfully the cannular went in first time, so no tears or shaking from me for a change. I told my youngest daughter, that my appointment was an hour later than it was as I didn't want her to witness the distress I get...
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